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Healthcare technology is here, for good! Gone are the days when you needed to wait for long hours to see the doctor even after scheduling an appointment. The diagnostics used to take several days to come up with the reports and on the top of it going and collecting these reports was time taxing. The digital transformation of healthcare has given a sigh of relief not only to patients but also doctors and common people conscious to stay fit and healthy.
During the last few recent years, healthcare and lifestyle have witnessed a great makeshift with revolutionary web and mobile applications that have enabled each one of us with enormous hassle-free ways to lead healthier and safer lives. The lifestyle has tremendously changed with captivating applications that gas made life easier and more comfortable with smartphone apps and wearables that help to monitor every tiny element related to the health such as steps taken, heart rate, calories burnt, temperature, blood pressure and many more. Medical practitioners also embrace the new age technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) to render extensive services and aid mankind with best in class customer experience.
The lifestyle and healthcare trends tend to bolster in 2019 as technology has become an integral part of our lives gradually. This article helps you peep into top healthcare and lifestyle trends for the current year.
Back in the initial years, the telemedicine registered around 1 million telehealth patients by 2015 that outnumbered to 7 million in 2018. The modernistic telehealth technology leveraging the benefits of data science streams such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, and IoT is immensely contributing towards patient empowerment in every corner of the world including remote locations to utilize life-saving diagnoses and access state of the art healthcare. People who cannot afford to spend in commuting to the top medical specialist can digitally connect with local doctor to receive the effective treatment well in time. Telemedicine is empowering people to never miss a beat of the best healthcare anywhere and anytime in the world due to geographical and financial restrictions.
Telemedicine also equips doctors with ultramodern ways to see the patients in their very own remote areas while drastically saving the time and traveling costs raising a win-win scenario for both doctors and patients. No more having to go back and forth to your local hospital, all can be done via smartphone. Not only will this save time, money, resources, but millions of lives. Communicate with your doctors and healthcare providers either via video or regular calling. Easy as one, two, three!
VoiceTech is another technological advancement that harnesses the progress of healthcare and lifestyle and establishes voice recognition as a leading trend for 2019. Global companies like Mobile Help and Mikuare by now are well known for their initiatives in creating medical alert systems and similar applications. Many other companies, joining the row are agilely working towards optimizing the efficacies of voice recognition and artificial intelligence to craft innovative healthcare solutions for all ages.
AI empowered voice technologies are making a way therapeutic and as medical assistants to the mental health practitioners and doctors. A range of voice recognition techniques following advances in psychology is being developed by companies to identify the voice biomarkers indicating mental conditions such as depression, anxiety, etc. that are expected to roll out in clinics and app marketplaces soon this year.
Think Alexa or Hey Google, but instead for healthcare on steroids. A patient’s voice can exhibit many issues and healthcare problems. With voicetech, doctors and physicians can point on symptoms more accurately rather than assuming or performing extensive testing. Truly reducing cost and time for both patients and doctors alike.
Wearables and Fitness
Despite declined in their adoption for several years, wearables and fitness solutions are now breaking out all barriers to become the most widely adopted technological advancement. Recent predictions by industry professionals expect a multi-folded growth in wearable technology shipments this year projecting around 245 million wearable devices to be sold current year.
Fitness technology is also rapidly paving its way into human life. Smart solutions like Sense Arena that enables users to augment their hockey drills to improve their performance in the game are proving to be a great source of learning. Fitbit that has been already highly accepted gadget across the world is about to launch its wearable monitor that will step ahead of the commonly used step tracker and heart rate monitor. Overall, the wearable and fitness technologies are expected to gain more traction in 2019.
Portable, affordable, and can tell you most issues in seconds. Doesn’t that sound convenient and amazing! It sure does. If you like wearing watches then why not get an upgrade, for your health and life? Because at the end of the day, does your health or fashion senses matter more? Probably the first.
Digital twins are the mediating components between physical and digital worlds. These are computer systems integrated with industrial technology for developing a replica of hybrid constituting both dynamic as physical. Digital Twin in the healthcare sector, is used to create a safe environment facilitating the manufacturers and providers to assess the impact of potential change in the healthcare procedure by researching and experimenting on the system’s virtual version may it be a person or a device that works based on the voluminous data captured from the real systems. This empowers healthcare providers to evaluate “what if” scenarios and formulate the best workable solutions. The trend of the digital twin technology is predicted to proliferate immensely in 2019.
Started back in 2002 but has been used more recently thanks to IoT and reduction of cost. To simplify things. It uses the physical and virtual world to collect and analyze data to solve the problem before they even arise. It sounds far fetch but cloudbase technology along with sensors and contextual data all play a role to make such technology possible.
The accelerated trend of the healthcare and lifestyle digitization has taken the human life to a new level. Technological advancements have not only made our lives easier and comfortable but also has proven that human efficiencies to invent newer sciences is beyond imagination. Data science and analytics platform have made providers, and manufacturers innovate cutting edge healthcare and lifestyle solutions that allow rapid, accurate and reliable analysis with intelligent decision-making capabilities. 2019 is expected to be another year of transformation that is expected to bring more convenient and simpler ways to enhance the access to unimaginable ways to receive healthcare, stay fit and healthy.
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